Dr. Jatin Srivastava is associate professor at E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He is also the director of the Institute for International Journalism.
His teaching experience ranges from graduate seminars in mass communication theory and research methods to undergraduate courses on graphic design and media literacy. He is passionate about the role of information in democracies and how it may relate to how societies evolve and function. He is deeply involved with developing and teaching courses such as information literacy, introduction to mass communication and race, gender, and class in media, which are focused on increasing media literacy among students.
His recent research is rooted in theory-based exploration of the new media environment. He is also extremely interested in issues related to interactions between media and society in India and has worked on book chapters and research articles exploring issues related to new media and health communication in Indian environments. His research has appeared in international journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, Communication Review, Journal of Health Communication, Communication Research, Human Communication Research and Telematics and Informatics. He has also presented his research at various international conferences organized by Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), National Communication Association (NCA), and International Communication Association (ICA).
Dr. Srivastava has been involved with the International communication division at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication since 2013. He has served as the research chair, vice head and the division head in the past. He directs the Digital Media and Human Behavior Laboratory (DiMeHub) at the school of Journalism and is currently a member of the Council for Research, Scholarship, and Creative activity at Ohio University.
Dr. Srivastava has been actively involved in a range of International Initiatives. He has been conducting workshops and seminars focusing on faculty and program development in the global south. He has served as the research coordinator for SUSI, an international media-training program focused on increasing awareness about media systems and practices in US, and has also been involved with organizing many international conferences and virtual events.